Nintendo To Host Zelda and Mario Panels At GDC 2024

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Key Art

Nintendo has announced that it will host two panels at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2024, which is set to take place next month.

These will see the members of the teams behind Super Mario Bros. Wonder and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom talk about each project, covering topics such as their creative origins, expanding upon physics-based gameplay and their approach to evolving sound design.

Tunes of the Kingdom: Evolving Physics and Sounds for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Speakers:

  • Takuhiro Dohta (Senior Director, Entertainment Planning & Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.)
  • Junya Osada (Sound Programmer, Entertainment Planning & Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.)
  • Takahiro Takayama (Physics Programmer, Entertainment Planning & Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd.)

Developers of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom discuss structuring an expanded Hyrule around physics-based gameplay and evolved sound design! Join the game’s Technical Director Takuhiro Dohta, Lead Physics Programmer Takahiro Takayama, and Lead Sound Engineer Junya Osada as they explore challenges their teams faced when approaching this sequel. They will share insights on Link’s new abilities, composing Hyrule’s expanded sound design and music, and how these go hand-in-(Ultra)hand to create a new experience for players. By the end of Mr. Dohta, Mr. Takayama, and Mr. Osada’s talk, they aim to give attendees and players everywhere new perspective on the world of Tears of the Kingdom and the innovations within.

2D and Tomorrow: How the Developers of ‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder’ Find New Joy in Creating Classic Side-Scrolling Adventures

Speakers:

  • Shiro Mouri (Director, Entertainment Planning & Development Department, Nintendo Co., Ltd.)
  • Takashi Tezuka (Executive Officer, Entertainment Planning & Development Department, Nintendo Co., Ltd.)

Following last year’s launch of the Super Mario Bros. Wonder game, developers Takashi Tezuka and Shiro Mouri discuss the unique challenge of taking classic side-scrolling Super Mario Bros. gameplay and turning it upside down…literally. The developers explain how the game’s new elements — such as Wonder effects that flip, spin and transform the game’s Flower Kingdom world — draw inspiration from Mario’s 2D past but deliver unexpected new surprises for players to discover. Mr. Tezuka and Mr. Mouri will also share insights on the game’s creative first steps, how they expanded player choice options and the process of adding a new online experience to the game. Wowie Zowie!

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2024 will take place in San Francisco’s Moscone Center between Monday 18 – Friday 22 March 2024.

Total
0
Shares
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *